Humour: Make Your Creativity Sparkle, Be Silly!


I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it. ~Jack Handey


True or False?

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What is true or false?


Get a life! Laugh!!!


Life is a joke. True or false?

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Do you get it?

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Answer:


You get a life, but whether you get it or not depends on how often you laugh.

How often do you laugh?

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You get a life when you laugh because these are moments of truth. Even though truth is silence, but when you laugh you cannot talk therefore lie (Thank God!) and most of the time you cannot even think (even better) – you are too busy laughing.


"Everything is funny, if you can laugh at it."
Lewis Carroll


...we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.
Friedrich Nietzsche


Visualize


I joined HubPages on January 1st, 2011. HubPages or not, I wanted to create a vision for 2011 with a clear goal for each month and write an article about my visions and plans. I did not create any visions, but I designated January as a month of a Hub. A month of a Hub stretched out into half a year. Now I can safely say, 2011 became a year of a Hub and I am a wheel that keeps rolling whether I want it or not. I cannot stop.


After being on HubPages for six months I decided to analyze my progress. That was a crucial mistake. I met a brick wall and the wall was not friendly at all. The nerve! At first I was mourning the fact that I failed to create any visions. But, as usual, I was blind to the obvious. I did create something after all. In fact, I created four visions:


1. Dreams

2. Beauty

3. Money

4. Fundamental questions of

a. Philosophy

b. Audience

c. Art

d. Truth

e. Rules of Creativity (2)


I still failed to see clearly what I was doing. I was writing, but I did not know what about. Then it occurred to me, that if I knew, I would not be writing at all. I don’t like telling stories that I already know. What is the point? I love learning new things, not indulge in telling old tales. There is no indulgence – I am simply not interested. But learning is always difficult. So creating my visions (hallucinations?) was painful.


Was it supposed to hurt as much? Maybe I was doing something wrong?


Performance

Let’s race!


If you ask me what I want, you may wait for a year or a lifetime to get an answer. I have trouble coming up with answers to the simplest of questions. Because I take them seriously. After all, life is no laughing matter, isn’t it? Oh, no. What I want …


Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

~George Bernard Shaw, The Doctor's Dilemma, 1906


However, when Daniel asked me the same question seven months ago, I did not think for long. I was joking.


- What do you want for the New Year?

- A bag of money.


Cue: laugh here.


Who arrived at the answer first? He did. Mom was in agony for six months before she produced a vision “42 Ways of Making Money”, he made a poster “Mom’s Wish List” right away and it was “In My Face!” for seven months. I just took it off.


Cue: imitate a child. He made Art, I will make Art.


But it’s ridiculous!!!


Yes, I agree. But it is precisely the point. Don’t be too serious. Be ridiculous.


How Daniel made his Art? Really, how? He took a white sheet of paper and created two wish lists – one for me, one for him.


Mom's Wish List
A bag of Money
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How much do you want?
 
 


I like that Daniel means business: "How much do you want?"


He made something similar for himself. It is more cryptic, but at the same time it is crystal clear. Probably it is one of many versions of his “Wish Lists”, but this one made to the “display” wall.


Cue: We don't have a "display wall". He used scotch tape to put it on a wall in the hall - the high traffic area. I don't object. If he wants to display his ART for whatever reason, home is the best place.





“Why is it hard, Love? Why?”

It is hard because we are too damn serious. We don’t get it; we don’t get “life”.


This image is called "Rediculous"

Don’t be ridiculous!


Do you call this Art? Don’t be ridiculous.


Yes, this is Art. The idea is to be ridiculous (or rediculous), depends on your preferences. Be ridiculous, be absurdly ridiculous or ridiculously absurd, make a joke, and laugh. You have to let go of certainties, rules and limitations.


“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”

Erich Fromm


Screaming... for the fun of it!

Speaking of rules and limitations


There is an interesting aspect: when he said “Rules” he meant things that he CANNOT (should not) do.


“The quest for certainty blocks the search for meaning. Uncertainty is the very condition to impel man to unfold his powers.”

Erich Fromm


Daniel’s rules are product of socialization. I am not against socialization; I suggest reversing the rules to spark creativity. Remember I am talking to myself and I will have to deal with the reversal of those rules. Not to worry, he does not follow them anyway.


1. Call names (write a hub on “calling names” – work-in-progress)

2. Say “poo” and “pee” (I could not wait until Daniel would stop using those words so frequently. After all, it is only a stage. A stage? Listen to adults. “Sh-t” vocabulary will never lose its popularity. When will this stage be over?!! Never!!!/write a hub – work-in-progress)

3. Do not clean up your room (living in a pigsty, “pig’s theme”, mom leads by example/ write a hub – work-in-progress)

4. Yell (I do, Daniel does, his father does, grandmother screams, squeals, grandfather occasionally/Do a contest: “Who is louder?”, I will definitely be a loser)

5. Do silly things (work-in-progress/In that contest I have a chance to win)


The things that he allows himself to do are simple. The drawing occurs twice meaning he likes it.


I Have Taken It Twice - Worth Every Second

What do I like?


1. Singing

2. Dancing

3. Writing

4. Reading

5. Conversations

6. Friendships

7. Learning

8. Pontificating

9. Spending time outside (when did I go outside last time?)

10. Spending time with Daniel


Cue: I know the list should have 42 items. The order is random.


Yes, something like that

But those are serious subjects. What about things that make me laugh?


1. Stupidity

2. Stupidity

3. Stupidity

4. Stupidity

5. Stupidity, especially my own


Cue: Repeat 42 times.


For example, I entertain myself:


1. With number 42

2. Taking things apart

3. “Writing long critiques”

Twilight Lawns’ expression, but he is right, if something fuels me, I won’t stop. I am a woman with presence; I kill with intellect, especially when composed. Meaning? If I get too emotional I may lose the fight, but when I am cool? It’s lethal. Why am I so vicious? I don’t know, I guess I enjoy it. But being mad is not too bad, it sparks creativity as well.

4. Driving people insane with my inverted logic

5. Doing and saying non-sense - my favourite


I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities. ~Theodore Geisel


What do I love? Besides Tango?


I love to laugh.


What is stopping me?


I laugh at Daniel for reading the same book over and over and over. It is a funny book “Jolly (gay) little family” about two boys and their adventures. “The little family” is a story when they made an incubator and got little chicks from eggs. It was a home-made incubator, so it was quite difficult.


I laugh at Daniel, but I do the same thing – I read books that make me laugh over and over and over.


What time is now? NOW?


July 26th, 2011, 02:42 p.m.


Time is always NOW. It is as NOW as it gets.


Time to wake up. Wakey, wakey, time for…… self-entertainment.


It is always time for self-entertainment.


But this month is like no other that is why this “silly” article has to see the light before July 2011 is over.


Remember I wished for a bag of money?


Money bags I got. If only.



Money bags

This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens
Once every 823 years. This is called money bags. So, forward this to
Your friends and money will arrive within 4 days. Based on Chinese
Feng Shui. The one who does not forward.....will be without money.


Kinda interesting - read on!!!


This year we're going to experience four unusual dates.

1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that's not all...

Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born - now add
The age you will be this year,

The results will be 111 for everyone in whole world. This is the year of
The Money!!!

The proverb goes that if you send this to eight good friends money will
Appear in next four days as it is explained in Chinese FENGSHUI.

Those who don't continue the chain won't receive.......

Its a mystery, but its worth a try. Good luck.


Looking though a microscope, telescope, stethoscope, periscope, kaleidoscope


This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays.

This happens once every 823 years. This is called money bags.”


The phrase “This is called money bags” sounds utterly ridiculous to me.

“This what?” What exactly is called money bags?

The questions marks on the calendar are just fantastic. I love it.

Yes, this July has five Fridays, five Saturdays and five Sundays.

5 + 5 + 5 = 15 = 1 + 5 = 6

6 = 4 + 2

Therefore

15 = 42 (fantastic!!!)

July 2011 is my month!!!

I don’t know how to check the claim about “823”. It’s irrelevant.

8 + 2 + 3 = 13 = 1 + 3 = 4


Cue: make/fake a perplexed expression on your face. No, not like that. Try again.



So, forward this to your friends and money will arrive within 4 days.

Based on Chinese Feng Shui.

The one who does not forward.....will be without money.

Kinda interesting - read on!!!”

I suppose “4 days” come from “823” or from Feng shui. As far as I know number “4” is considered extremely unlucky in Chinese culture. It is a number of Death. Why?


Cue: It is your assignment (ass-ignment, S-ignment to figure out why millions of Chinese won’t do anything with the number 4. And you thought my fascination with 42 was silly. There is no “13th” floor in my building. There are no “4th” floors in the areas where Chinese are the majority. I am serious.)


Prima!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This year we're going to experience four unusual dates.

1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that's not all...”


What I see here is the fascination with the number “1”. The line looks like a fence, a paling – nothing can be seen behind numbers, this fence of numbers, this fences of “ones”, or “firsts”.


The struggle to be the first or the winner is perilous. Even chickens…


“A chicken coop must contain nest boxes for the chickens to lay eggs in. It must also have a place for the chickens to roost at night. Chickens like to climb up to the highest possible place to roost for the night. Often the owners will provide perches, usually all of them the same height to prevent chickens from fighting for the highest roost.”



Chickens and especially

Roosters are VICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Please watch the DRAMA – it is worth every second and every exclamation point I put in the whole article. You see a rooster; don’t come too close, until you know for sure what is on his mind. He might think that your head is

that IDEAL HIGHEST ROOST.



That is not all. I can make it longer and better. Elongate! Size matters!


1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/111/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/111/1/11, 1/11/11, 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/111/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/111/1/11, 1/11/11, 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/111/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/111/1/11, 1/11/11, 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/111/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/111/1/11, 1/11/11, 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/111/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/111/1/11, 1/11/11, 1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/111/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/111/1/11, 1/11/11,

Or

111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111


Cue: I will elongate it for you for $42.00. What it? Oh, use your imagination.


It reminds me of:

AAAAAAWWWWEEEEESSSSSSSOOOOOOOMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!


So?

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.

~George Scialabba

So nothing.


“Nothing” is probably there, nothing else. Maybe “nobody” as well.


"Just look down the road and tell me if you can see either of them."

I see nobody on the road." said Alice.

I only wish I had such eyes,"the King remarked in a fretful tone.

"To be able to see Nobody! And at such a distance too!"


Lewis Carroll


Another vision:


You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

~Jack London



Cue: not funny? Of course, watching is not that funny. Now you get off that couch and try climbing the clock. Do you see my point? Be creative.


“Tell me and I forget;

Show me and I remember;

Involve me and I understand.”

~ Author unknown


Counting, counting, counting


Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born

now add the age you will be this year,

The results will be 111 for everyone in whole world.

This is the year of The Money!!!”


Testing, testing, 1-2-3.


I took a few (two) dates, followed the instructions and the sum was “111”.

I thought…”something is not right”.


It was not. The result “111” will be only for those born between 1900 and 1999.


For those born between 2000 and 2011, the result will be … 11.


“For everyone in whole world” – there are some “holes” in the whole of the world, obviously. Black holes? No, I am not a racist. The colour is irrelevant.


Creative Counting


Between 1900 and 1999

1900 = 1 + 9 + 0 + 0 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1

1999 = 1 + 9 + 9 + 9 = 28 = 2 + 8 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1

So, between 1900 and 1999 is the same as between 1 and 1.

No wonder the sum is 111.

111 = 1 +1 + 1 = 3

11 = 1 + 1 = 2

911 = 9 + 1 + 1 = 11 = 1 + 1 = 2

11 = 911

Between 2000 and 2011 is the same as between 2 and 4:

2000 = 2 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 2

2011 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 1 = 4

1) 2000 – 2011 = 24

2) 2011 – 2000 = 42

I hope you have learned the basics. Knowledge is everything. If you think numerology makes more sense… and they publish books and sell them (money, money, money must be funny).


Creative accounting


It becomes funnier when you introduce another symbol:

$ 111 = $ 3

$ 11 = $ 2

$ 911 = $ 2

The law of Money Disappearance or Transformation? Creativity!!!


But the claim “This is the Year of the Money!!!” is so cute.

Every year is the year of the Money!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That is the way how society operates.


Notice: paling of exclamation “points or marks?”


Overly frequent use of the exclamation mark is generally considered poor writing, for it distracts the reader and reduces the mark's meaning.

Cut out all those exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own jokes.

F. Scott Fitzgerald


Well, money is...a disease...carrier

Proverbs


The proverb goes that if you send this to eight good friends

money will appear in next four days as it is explained

in Chinese FENGSHUI.

Those who don't continue the chain won't receive.......

It’s a mystery, but it’s worth a try. Good luck.


Ok, “the proverb goes…”


What proverb? Is it some new part of speech? A verb? A pro-verb? A professional verb goes somewhere… somewhere in the direction of money flow or in the direction of the whole world that has some holes.


Cue: The proverb did not go too far, it did not have a chance. All of a sudden I noticed on

MY dining table

(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)



A money tree. Nobody planted it there surreptitiously. I bought it for the Chinese New Year. I did it for the first time in my life because I wanted Daniel to have another celebration.


How many times do you celebrate the New Year?


1. Catholic Christmas

2. The New Year

3. Russian Orthodox Christmas

4. The Old New Russian New Year (it depends, can be skipped, everything can be skipped, with so many celebrations, it completely loses its edge)

5. Chinese New Year



The tree is still there. In May, my son asked me:


- Why don’t you remove it?

- It’s a money tree, it is for good luck and it is supposed to bring money.


I look at my luck and my money tree every day and I fail to notice it. How ironic!

How blind do I have to be? Yes, that blind.


Chains of ... mystery...


Eight (8? = 4 x 2 ?) good (?) friends (?) – it becomes complicated. Friends have to be good. In what sense? The ones that tolerate chain letters?


Speaking of chains: people are chained to their mindless existence…


Feng shui – again, I don’t know Feng shui, I have heard about it many times, but I did not bother to find out the details. But I like how it sounds, in some mythical, mystical theory, everything is explained. But we don’t know and we don’t understand, but it is quite enough to throw a clever word and we can act. Our action is explained by some theory somewhere. We don’t have to understand what we are doing. We act. As a group. Mindlessly. We create a chain. Of money. Or stupidity?


Chinese Feng shui. Is there Mexican Feng shui? There must me more than one...


Cue: Feng shui is fascinating. Wind, water, heaven on earth, Red Phoenix… and I took only one glance.


“It’s a mystery.” It’s a mystery all right. I agree.


Permission to look stupid?


I created a collage out of “money bags”. It is not what you think. It never is. I asked for “a bag of money”, I got money bags and a money tree.


I was flowing freely without direction and I needed an anchor. This e-mail allowed me to stop, take a rest. I took it apart and laughed. Silly? Ridiculous?


Is being ridiculous something I am not allowed to do? Why? Because I have to look respectable? Non-sense. It takes more courage to look ridiculous than respectable.


I have this tendency to overanalyze. When my “Why? Why? Why?s” get me in overdrive or send my mental plane into spiraling down, it is time to laugh.


At anything.


He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.

~Friedrich Nietzsche


I was not trying to make YOU laugh, by the way. It is a completely different task.


Children don’t try to pretend to look respectable. It’s OK to be silly.


- Permission to look/be silly/stupid/insane/childish?

- Permission granted.


I need some inspiration and I will imitate my son.


He wants ALL the Lego (he does not even play with Lego).


I want ALL the money (I will find what to do with them. Maybe I will buy some Lego for myself). I have to stay a child to be creative.


How realistic my dreams are is irrelevant.


“Be realistic. Plan for a miracle.” Bhagwan Shree Rajineesh


Silly?


Daniel is almost eight and he is socialized into creating rules. “No Silly Things”, however, is counterproductive.


- Why is it hard, Love?

- It is very hard because you are too serious.


Silliness stimulates thinking, it removes barriers and blocks. Forget the rules, expectations, assumptions and the tyranny of the final product. It does not have to be a masterpiece.


Rule of Creativity # 2


Rule of Creativity #2: Creativity – crap-activity.


When you do something it won’t be good at the beginning. Before you will be able to do something well, you will do it badly.


Your creation does not have to be a masterpiece.


Example: look at my article; I made an effort to allow myself to be ridiculous.


Cue: look at me, imagine yourself doing the same and faint.


Stop thinking about what others will think and what they will say. They will never say what they think.


Exercise: Sing a song


What he sings about, blah, blah, blah…

That he is not interested in her or talking to her, because he already forgot her, he was not happy.

He sawed (???) the door and extinguished the light.


If ALL the dogs in the neighbourhood will join you in chorus, ALL the better.


I did not adjust the translation – it is auto-translator – it does make perfect sense. But it is not the point.


 
 
Lo que paso conmigo no me interesa
What I spend with migo I am not interested in
no me interesa ablar de ti
I am not interested in ablar of you
échame a mi la culpa de lo que pase
throw the fault to me from what I went on
no me interesa perderte así
it is not interesting to me to get lost this way
por que yo yo ya te olvide
why I did I already forget you
por que yo yo ya te olvide
why I did I already forget you
Por que yo no fui feliz con este amor que me davas tu
Why was not I happy with this love that me davas you
y me olvide de ti serré mi puerta y apague la luz
and I forgot of you I sawed my door and extinguished the light
no te quisiera ver por que no podría decirte que
I would not like to see you why he might not say to you that

It’s a mystery, but it’s worth a try.


Cue: The best singer is the happiest! I am serious. Laugh here.


It does not matter what you do or say (or sing). Keep your goal in mind, first learn the basics, the structure and move on. Keep in mind the point of the exercise. The point of the exercise is to write, to get past mental roadblocks.


In that “Present Perfect Tense” (in a sense that NOW is always present and always perfect) – write anything. The sillier the better. Wake up your creativity. Make it sparkle.


1) Writing about a silly/stupid chain letter may be as silly as it gets, yet if it helps me to get unstuck with my “creative” writing, then it is worth it.


It’s a mystery, but it’s worth a try.


2) My “creative writing” may be as silly/stupid as it gets, yet if it helps me to get unstuck in my life, then it is worth it.



It’s a mystery, but it’s worth a try.


I am being realistic.


I am planning for a miracle.


A miracle? To get my creativity (cretinivity, whatever) back, back from my childhood, from the years of over-socialization.


It’s a mystery, but it’s worth a try. Good luck.


The Happy End!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


If you want a happy end, make it yourself. Only why would you want your happiness to end? When you find happiness there is no end to it.


Join in the chorus:


“no me interesa, no me interesa…”


"Do you think I've gone round the bend?"
"I'm afraid so. You're mad, bonkers, completely off your head.

But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are."
Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)


Creative Evaluation

How ridculous was I?

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Answers:


1) “Not ridiculous at all” - “F--------------------“

2) 42% - “A+”

3) “Total Rubbish” – “A+++++++++++++++++++++++”

4) “Mental Evaluation in order” –

“AAAAAAWWWWWWEEEEESSSSSSOOOOOOMMMMMEEEEE!!!!!!”


Cue: Join in the chorus:


“no me interesa, no me interesa…”


Step – touch, step – touch, step –touch… mambo step forward…


© 2011 kallini2010

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CarltheCritic1291 5 years ago

Very engaging. I had fun reading your hub. Voted up, and everything else :)


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hello. I sent the riddle of the birthday mathematics to my daughters and sister. I “Stumbled”, your Hub. I enjoyed the fallout from your explosion of joy and ridiculousness. I received an A+, once I saw the answer. The dogs and I sang another chorus, because the neighbors so enjoy it. Even the Police Officers agreed it was a performance like no other. Luckily they did not have a search warrant.

May the money flow, in the year of money to your door, in lego boats.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you Carl, I am glad you liked it.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Mike! Oh, I have an idea to write about "Police Officers", however, I am afraid, I may not have time. Because I have to start thinking about that FLOW, the flow of money.

I was writing this hub and the last thing I was thinking about was money. It just so happened that after running in circles, this was the point where I got exhausted and had to sit down. Now I can get up and go back to pick up the little "stones" (were they?) in a fairy tale where children were led into a dark forest and they marked the way to be able to get home.

You could have said that you performed "free of charge", it is always my legend.

Thank you for wishing me Lego Boats, that is so funny. As I said, I am quite impartial to Marines. Maybe Marines are not quite about money... Well, maybe not that Marines...


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

I hope my perplexed look is acceptable.

Fascinating hub. A dancer, engineer, linguist, and a numerologist. Your autobiography jacket cover is becoming it's own book.

All kids love Legos. Why? Because they make a big mess. Kids see the crreations on the box cover, and feel that they can recreate the pirate boat or the spaceship. Some can, most can't. I never could.

This is my all time favorite clip of a Rooster killing the bad guy. I always suspected it was possible. I'll need to inform Sunnie Day that her peeps could become deadly weapons.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Augustine.

I don't know, I have to take your word for it. For the perplexed look.

Daniel has Lego, but he does not play with it for NOW. So, why would he put it on his Wish List and be so specific as to put $29.0 beats me.

I did not really pay attention to those lists... They were kind of an eye sore, but I just let it be there.

Once he asked me to buy "a spacecraft" (something like that) - it was about more than fifty bucks - you should have seen his face and he promised he would play with it.

So, what happened, first he asked grandfather to put it together, they were doing it together, then Daniel went to his Dad, lost some detail without which this spacecraft cannot be done and that thing still sits half-done - as a silent reproach.

Not only that, my X called me and gave me his piece of mind "Why are you buying our son expensive toys? He is not ready for it."

So, there you go - LEGO. LE Go - maybe should Go. No, I don't know. He does have a pirate ship and pirates... It is strange story with him, what he plays and what he does not. One thing is for sure, in a store he wants things so much as to cry and be really upset. It does not mean he will enjoy them at home.

Once he asked me for a game, I said that we will buy it later when I would have a chance to check and compare the prices in different stores. He was hysterical. Poor boy - he does not have toys!!! Buy the way, I bought it later, I think he played it ONCE.

Then he asked me for something for five bucks, I was explaining to him that if he spends now five (on total rubbish), that means tomorrow "his amount to spend on the toy that he really wants" will be five dollars less. He insisted. I bought the thing.

Before we had a chance to return home, on a bus, he was crying uncontrollably because he realized that the toy was worthless (just as I said) and he wasted money.

He has to learn his own way. He and money - that it is an epic. Once he took $50 to school to come home without it. Only I was informed by a mother of his friend that he gave her ten dollars and she was insisting to return the money. Then I had to investigate and go talk to the principal. That was not my favourite moment.

Money must be funny...

And speaking of roosters: I think they are fearless, that it is why they fight.

There is a story about a Golden Cockerel, the end ... at the end ... there is a tragedy as well. It was more metaphorical, of course.

http://stpetersburg-guide.com/folk/petushok.shtml


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mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hansel and Gretel were the two children that went into the forest and left a trail behind them to follow home. I do not remember what the trail was made of. The issue of creating a flow of money is a tough one. Many people set aside their wishes to just go exploring and trod their way to an employer every day instead. A.A. mentioned working fourteen hour days during the relocation of his workplace. Are there nice museums in Toronto that might offer employment. At least you would be around beauty all day? Working for yourself is the best idea. You work harder, but set your hours (usually all of them).


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Pinkchic18 5 years ago from Minnesota

You sure got my brain going here! Lots to think about!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Pinkchic18, the idea is not to think - just have fun.

Cue: Creativity has no rules. If you follow rules, you put limitations. For example, take a can of paint (assuming you are allowed, OK, just imagine) and throw in on the wall. Messy? No, ART.

Fun: (my kind of fun, the point of having a number) - when I read your comment - it said "42 minutes ago". What does it mean? Nothing. It amuses me.

I certainly do not belong with those writing rules, manuals and laws. I am too wild for that.

Have fun and enjoy your creativity, you have tons of it.

Everybody has. (Rule of Creativity #42).


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Mike:

I think there are plenty of stories when people mark their way towards the unknown so they can at least get back - it just makes sense.

I think there was such detail as the first attempt was to leave pieces (crumbles) of bread which was eaten by vicious birds (well, hungry birds).

I don't think a museum is the answer, I love ART, but I need to be with people. I don't like museums at all. ART is too static for me, illustrations are important, but the main part is the BOOK itself. Who is more fascinating and unpredictable than people?

I have an idea now (maybe it won't work out, but I am willing to explore it). I will be writing about this direction, I have sort of a plan (it always goes in a very convoluted way), but I can distinguish some shapes now.

So, I will continue my frantic journey. I may need to take courses for my idea. For my own business, I am not ready. Clearly, but I am much more happier now that things started rolling... hub, hub, hub, hub, hub ...


mckbirdbks 5 years ago

I have been meaning to relay another idea about what seems to make a good living here in Los Angeles for people. That is they are Estate Sales operators. People pass. Their heirs do not know what the value of the

belongings are or are far away and do not want to be troubled with disposing of the contents of the household. The operator ‘contracts’ with them for a set price, usually a very nice percentage of the take. This

would take a little time to develop. A good mailing list software for ease of notification of potential buyers. Then good people skills which you claim you can deal with people. Just another thought. Ease of entry, learn as you go. If my temperment was a little different, I’d try this. About $100,000 per year as far as I can tell.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Mike, for the suggestion.

I will start my "journal" of ideas.

At the moment I want to unwind my spiral of what I have written - I am working around "task completion", not

9 - 5. Creative Writing,

6 pm - tea time.

So, I feel that it is important to me to write these "Visions" and I don't want to disclose the rest...

But I will be thinking and your ideas are always welcome.

Any ideas have to be planted and rest for a while - in my case, it is the rule, I am impulsive in my creativity, but very organized in decision-making. Maybe being too much of a thinker, too little of a doer...

I'll try to win a battle with another article, I have to find a way to do them faster.

Thank you so much again,


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

"Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born - now add

The age you will be this year,

The results will be 111 for everyone in whole world." - Now that's ridiculous!! (Although it is true.)

"There is no “13th” floor in my building." - I had to laugh at that when I first arrived in Toronto.

"For those born between 2000 and 2011, the result will be … 11." - I didn't check. It's still ridiculous.

When I got to the part:

"Between 1900 and 1999

1900 = 1 + 9 + 0 + 0 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1

1999 = 1 + 9 + 9 + 9 = 28 = 2 + 8 = 10 = 1 + 0 = 1

So, between 1900 and 1999 is the same as between 1 and 1.

No wonder the sum is 111.

111 = 1 +1 + 1 = 3

11 = 1 + 1 = 2

911 = 9 + 1 + 1 = 11 = 1 + 1 = 2

11 = 911

Between 2000 and 2011 is the same as between 2 and 4:

2000 = 2 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 2

2011 = 2 + 0 + 1 + 1 = 4

1) 2000 – 2011 = 24

2) 2011 – 2000 = 42"

my mind froze. It saw everything as one. Perhaps abstract art? A space-ship seen from above with one shorter wing?

Then, I started seeing some symbols and dollar bills flying.

Chain letters bore me due to their ever-existing presence regarding everything. "Speaking of chains: people are chained to their mindless existence…" - I agree.

"Permission granted." - Thank you.

"Stop thinking about what others will think and what they will say. They will never say what they think." - Really?

"1) Writing about a silly/stupid chain letter may be as silly as it gets, yet if it helps me to get unstuck with my “creative” writing, then it is worth it." - Whatever works - that's what I say.

Laughing at every 42nd word put me with others at 33%

Answering your question of how ridiculous you were, I thought total rubbish worked best: 33% again. I like threes: three musketeers, three stooges ... threes ... or trees.

“no me interesa, no me interesa…”


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Mr. Happy, thank you for this gem of a comment - I was laughing!!!

I wish I could tell you today's "Rubbish" - from which just disembarked ... but maybe I should reserve it for some special occasion, it is always better to cool off.

My creativity is taking a dive - things are changing. But it is very hard to see my writings though other people's eyes.

I agree on "Total Rubbish" thing.

Thank you again for making me laugh!


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Mr. Happy 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Kallini, you gave me permission to act in a ridiculous manner; I thanked you and acted accordingly.

I have to go to C Lounge tonight ... the rubbish is just beginning after hours of volunteer work and all kinds of other things ... "total rubbish" might be the word of the day.

I do not see how your creativity is taking a dive after reading an article as this one. This was as best as it could get in my opinion.

Thank you for writing this and for the conversation. I always appreciate it. All the very best!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Mr. Happy, as long as you make me laugh, you make me happy. You don't need any permissions from me, but I always thought that people who are not afraid to look ridiculous are the best ones.

You should hear me laugh sometimes - I just cannot stop.

Yes, creativity is taking a plunge, but I have to do certain things. I also have certain ideas.

I don't know - you may try "A man of my dreams" when you have time - the key is you have to watch the videos at the end.

I hope you enjoy your total rubbish evening.

Thank you for reading again.


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Ello again.

My friend & partner suggested we put artworks of roosters in the kitchen of my family house we're renovating. The art is beautiful, I'll admit, but chickens, in general freak me out - perhaps because my dad breeds them. Now, after that video, I'm even more convinced that I don't want chickens in my kitchen.

As for lego... I was never given lego. It was one of the "toys" that my dad did not like and my mom never thought to get it for me. I really wanted the lego... All my childhood issues can be rooted back to the lack of stimulation of my brain that one can only get from playing with lego...

So I have lego and chicken issues... It could've been worse. ;)

How often do I laugh? Often but not nearly as often as I should because I spend too much time alone lately. However, looking in the mirror and laughing at myself can be hilarious...

I had a few "AHA" moments and feel a sense of relief and inspiration to get going after reading your hub. Thank you for that!

You're right that we should learn from children. They learn by imitating us so we should in turn imitate them... Hmmm... I think people have forgotten that there is a difference between "childish" and "child-like" so we opt to walk around like zombies instead.

I should shut up & go do something ridiculous now... But, first I need to go buy bread for the fear of looking ridiculous for the third day in a row by getting there after midday, when all the freshly baked bread has sold out... Somehow I always have the impulse to look at the empty shelves then ask:"Where's the bread?" If the lady has to tell me again, she may just start to think I'm crazy...


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Maja, thank you for reading and for the comment - I will get back to you a little later - I did not have a notification about this comment - and I have to take my son to the Science Center (it is the plan, anyways).

Don't be afraid to look ridiculous - as I said - it takes more courage than looking "respectable". But "respectable" often leads to the "dead".

I hope, though, you manage to get the fresh bread.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..well as you very well know I simply worship and adore your hubs of divinity - they always leave the epi-man breathless and speechless (which is saying a lot - lol) and I just feel like I got off a cerebral thrill ride with such visceral excitement that I must brag/convey to the entire free world that your hubs rock my world.

Posting this with pride and joy to my Bookface page with a direct link back here - you gotta gotta gotta gotta gotta get a wider audience for this great art that you do - are you sure the Louvre hasn't called yet and offer to frame your hubs?

lake erie time 11:34am with third cup of coffee and J.S. Bach ....and yes I really enjoyed your 'dance' pictures as featured on your home page.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Dear Maja:

I would not worry too much about what other people think - they most of the time either think about themselves or just do not think at all. That is when you see the deadness...

We ascribe our thoughts and perceptions to other people, but most of the time we are wrong, we see our own reflection.

I did not play with Lego either - but I did not even know it existed. I was reading adult literature, most of the time it was not really fun, but there were certain reasons...

I can understand your sentiments about chickens and roosters - if you don't like them, just leave them out.

I would not say that roosters are necessarily any more vicious than other birds - birds are territorial and they have the advantage of attacking from above:

"Overhead!!!!!!!!

Air!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Air Raid Warning!!!!!!!!"

I am not really joking - birds are dinosaurs... Their beaks and claws and especially the certain behaviour - some birds appear to be fearless.

I like animals from a good (safe) distance. To me even cats are dangerous - we had a cat for a very brief time - it was attacking moving eyelashes - I don't know how we still keep eyes.

The only thing you have to do - laugh whenever you can. I also find it difficult,

but today I saw Daniel's air standing up forming a perfect ball (in a demonstration of static electricity) - I was laughing so hard - I should have taken his picture, but I was laughing - everybody was looking at me as if they never heard anyone laughing before...

Maybe I looked crazy to them, but I don't really care.

So laugh whenever you feel like it.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

"My hubs of Divinity"?

Colin, thank you for your generosity and promotion of my work, but I can assure you that your praise is too high - it is nothing particularly special.

I don't really sit at the top of CN Tower. Well, most of the time I spend walking among mortals.

And, no Louvre has not been calling. If it will, I will change the number. Even though I should not betray my 42.

Today I was at Ontario Science Center and there was a monument there (rather strange if you ask me) that said it was located precisely at the intersection of

43 degree of longitude

43 degree of latitude (with some .056 something)

I thought it was funny -


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epigramman 5 years ago

....you are wonderful. period.

and nobody or no one .....can take that away from me.

Your hubs rule. believe me . They are works of art. trust me - I've been around - and I have good taste and I like anything 'different' and you created that 'word' didn't you?

lake erie time 1:35am after work


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Majadez 5 years ago from Johannesburg, South Africa

Svetlana,

Birds are creepy. I thought even more so after watching Hitchcock's film "Birds" a few years back. Now, every time I see a flock of birds or pigeons, I get an eerie reminder. I don't know if you have seen it...

A friend of mine has a cat who's an aggressive attention seeker. If you don't play with her & caress her, she attacks you. And I mean, she really attacks! One night my arms looked like they'd been to war from all the scratches because I was trying to work on my laptop and she would not have it. We've made up now (after she was given a long purring session.

I do like animals but the last thing on my mind is to get a pet right now...

The laughter you describe is special. Many people have forgotten how to laugh so they were probably shocked by the revolutionary reminder you gave them. ;)

I'm learning to laugh more and more...


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Anaya M. Baker 5 years ago from North Carolina

Wowee! Your hub was (insert something clever and fantastic here)! Voted up and awesome, and wish I in my current coffee deprived state had something equally as clever, thought-provoking, cryptic, or generally joyous to say in response! Keep on writing and inspiring us all! Cheers, Anaya


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Anaya! I saw your hub on the Chilean poet (of course, I only bookmarked it hoping to read later) - I am being in time-deprived state...

You don't need to try too hard to say something clever, fantastic or... anything... Do whatever makes you laugh, relax and that will give the best result.

My son keeps surprising me - he took to collecting money from fountains and I think if we get all it from all the fountains in the city it will make about $10 (you can imagine the weight of all those pennies!)

But that is not the funniest part - the funniest part is that somehow he decided that 10 cents is equivalent to 50 dollars - speaking of creative accounting.

I may laugh all I want, but that is what in store for me - trips to the city fountains. I used to call them (jokingly) "The Fountains of Money", but I guess it became a self-fulfilling prophesy.

I hope you have time for both reading and writing because I am being in a suspended mode.

Thank you again for visiting.


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rikabothra 5 years ago

I loved your hub... what an interesting and fascinating read!! Great job! Love your writing.. it is an art!


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Rikabothra, I am glad you liked it.

I am planning to write more on creativity.

Hope you will find it enjoyable as well.


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J Burgraff 5 years ago

I don't what to say. Who wouldn't want to be Shakira? That doesn't seem sufficient, per no tengo las palabras a continua...Ok, I just butchered that, but I think you get it. Write more. You are great. Or at least crazy in a really positive way.


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kallini2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thank you, Jenny.

I don't want to be Shakira or anybody else. I cannot be anybody else even if I wanted.

Crazy? So? I can make people laugh and they envy me when they see my confidence and my freedom. It comes and goes... (Face to face it is a different story, a show ...)

But there is nothing standing in their ways either. I don't jump in the fountains - maybe not yet.

Writing? I am not quite sure I will continue, but we will see.

P.S. I don't speak Spanish, I rely on the auto-translator and my friends every now and then, so bits and pieces.

I have nothing else to say

I have no more words to say

I have no words to continue

No tengo nada más para decir

No tengo más palabras para decir

No tengo ningunas palabras para seguir


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Twilight Lawns 4 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

I don't know how I missed this one. I loved every crazy, entertaining minute of it.

You have the capability, Svetlana of collecting, not only the very best pictorial illustrations for your hubs, but also some of the very best quotations.

Such as:

“Cut out all those exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own jokes.”

By F. Scott Fitzgerald is just one of them.

I have seen the singing dog video before and I must admit that it is one of my favourites. By the way, did you realise that although he sings wonderfully, he does not play by memory. He uses that musical notation extremely well. It reminds me of one of the Sartie Gymnopédies, but with words.

The years and age business is easily explained.

The birthdates have just to be in another century. For example, the last two digits of the birth date (if in the twentieth century) when added to the age as of “now” (Obviously written in 2011) will give 111, but if the birth date were to be in the nineteenth century, the sum becomes 211. And so, by extension, the birth date and age, when added, if the birth date was in the twenty-first century, would be 11.

Think of a tortoise being born in 1843. In 2011 he would have been 168. 168 + 43 = 211.

Actually, the tortois I refer and I were quite good friends, but I was at a dinner party with him once and someone made a silly remark about him wearing a turtle-necked sweater and he flounced out, and I haven’t seen him for a while. But I did get a Christmas card from him this year, so I assume that we are still on speaking terms.

And how many times do I laugh? I just laughed out loud when I read your comment about Mexican Feng Shui.

Thanks for brightening the first day of 2012 for me.

Ian


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kallini2010 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Dear Ian, thank you for your comment.

I hope NOW I will be able to brighten a lot of moments for a lot of peop.. mmm, creatures, whether they are people, singing dogs (my favourite) or purple tortoises or green monsters...

2011 was the Year of Learning. Funny, but mostly painful.

2012 should the Cashing my Wonderfulness Year.

I really learned a lot.

I learned how important it is to have/make!

(another exclamation point

!!!!!!!!!!!! - make!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) FRIENDS.

I learned how to write EFFECTIVELY.

All these crap/ - all those drafts - I am glad they still remain drafts

this year if I have time, I can make everything better.

And maybe put a trip on my itinerary.

To Italy?

or maybe to England? To see you?

Have you ever published any of your stories?

Yes, Mexican Feng Shui is priceless. Simply because

a) I have to write (right) it - it was MY idea, was not it? You are my witness. It should be colourful and SPICY. And I should use a lot of beans... spilling beans, spelling bees, cooking beads... something like that...

b) while i was writing "a" - I forgot "b". Well,

until I remember,

Adios, muchacho

Ciao, bello

Happy New 2012 Year!

The next celebration is on Jan. 23 - the Year of the Dragon

let's add all numbers that we can

13 + 26 + 39 + ...

Oh, wait,

in math it is called

Sum (i) = something like that

my memory is failing me

they call it

1) sclerosis

2) retrograde amnesia...

I am going to play that piano and sing a song. A new song every time.

Yes, and I refuse to make any sense from NOW on.

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